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The Serpent's Kiss

(2003)
(The first book in the Seamus Moynihan series)
A novel by

 
 
A divorced, second generation homicide detective out of San Diego, Seamus Moynihan figures he's witnessed the worst kind of violence humans can visit upon one another. Then he's summoned to a crime scene where the victim, a naked man, has been bitten to death by a snake in a bizarre ritual orchestrated by a cunning and vicious murderer.

To catch the killer, Moynihan must embark on a mesmerizing journey into a world of twisted eroticism, black-market herpetology, fanatical spiritual cults, and ultimately one of history's enduring mysteries: Who was the second woman?

With the help of a Biblical scholar whose theories about the enigmatic wife of Cain may provide a startling link to the current investigation, Moynihan follows a twisting trail that leads to herpetologists on the cutting edge of television celebrity, Internet swingers exploring the dark depths of human sexuality...and a chilling fundamentalist cult in the backwoods of Alabama. As the mystery deepens, weaving together events of the distant and recent past, the veteran detective is forced to confront his own life's choices in a climax that threatens to destroy his sanity.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Mark T Sullivan's The Serpent's Kiss

Hardback Editions

July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Serpent's Kiss: A Novel
Author(s): Mark T Sullivan
ISBN: 0-7434-3982-1 / 978-0-7434-3982-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria
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July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Serpent's Kiss
Author(s): Mark Sullivan
ISBN: 0-7434-7582-8 / 978-0-7434-7582-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Serpent's Kiss
Author(s): Mark T Sullivan
ISBN: 1-4516-0603-6 / 978-1-4516-0603-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria
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February 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: The Serpent's Kiss
Author(s): Mark T Sullivan
ISBN: 0-7434-3983-X / 978-0-7434-3983-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU